Well, the first time I knew about Brainy Baby VCD was when we had a family vacation in Penang last year, if you remember THIS post. While walking at the night market in Batu Feringhi, we stopped at a pirated VCD stall, looking and browsing the CDs displayed there. One of the seller approached me and introduced me to this set (oh yes people, I've been introduced to BB VCD by a cetak-rompak seller! :P). He said this VCD collection is among the bestseller besides of course Barney the purple dinosaur :) I did read the description behind the VCD that I held.
"Interesting, but my baby is too small to appreciate this lah brother. Besides, early exposure to the TV/Laptop light is not good to him as he is too small" I told the seller. Faaz was just four months old at that time.
My parents in laws loves Penang so much. In a year, they will go to the Pearl Island 4-5 times for holidays. And when he was 9 months old, Faaz finally have his first BB VCD - Brainy Baby ABC; a gift from his grandparents and of course, Penang mari :D However, Faaz showed no interest in this CD at that time. His grandparents in the meantime keep on buying the VCD when they went to Penang. So the VCDs were kept nicely in the VCD casing...until Faaz turns 15 months old. One day, we played the VCD and he started to like it. But the most amazing thing that we discover was, upon finishing the 123's BB VCD, he climbed the stairs with me while counting from 1 to 20 by his own self! I guess visualization works well with Faaz ;)
For your information, the BB VCD collections comes in variety of series that cater children as young as the age of 9 months up to 5 years old.
Among the BB VCD collections are:
- Right Brain features classical music and gentle voices, and explores Creative Thinking, Art & Drawing, Rhymes, Imagination, and more!
- This video works together with the Left Brain video to present both creative and logical types of images and activities
- DVD includes special features such as: Baby Bloopers, Behind The Scenes, and Storybook.
- 45 minutes
- Left Brain features classical music and gentle voices, and introduces concepts such as Logic, Patterns, Letters & Numbers, Sequencing, Analyzing details, and more!
- Introduction to upper and lower-case letters and multiple letter-sounds. Real children and familiar objects help expose your child to the 26 letters of the Alphabet.
- Introduces the numbers 1 through 20! Cute kids, happy songs, familiar objects, and colorful animations give this eye-catching program two thumbs-up.
- Finger painting, sculpture and classic art images combined with fun music and lots of kids make this a video that you and your child will enjoy.
- Rhythm, tempo, harmony and pitch are just some of the musical basics that your child will be exposed to in this video. Toe-tapping sing-alongs and colorful animations will get children moving to the music.
- Rainbows and Circles and Squares – Oh, my! This entertaining video introduces 12 Shapes and 12 Colors, plus great Sing-along songs to help them remember the colors and shapes. Your child will want to watch it again and again!
- Horns & Hooves, Wonderful Wings, Fins & Flippers and Crawly Critters are some of the entertaining and amazing animal categories your child will see in this fun-filled video.
Not only that, for parents who keen to let their children to learn foreign language since small, they also have the Bilingual Baby series such as Dutch, German, Greek, Swedish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and many more! Interesting, huh?! Do visit their website for more info. :)
Oh wait, for babies who loves sports, they also have a VCD called Sportybaby Golf where it teaches kids at such a young age on different golf terms such as putting, chipping & bunker as well as the techniques. They used Turner the Tiger animated character to make this video more entertaining. So, sape2 nak anak jadi jaguh golf, sila2 la purchase this VCD ye :)
Anyway, if you are not sure of which VCD to introduce to your child, you can go to their website and go to the Parent Product Guide section. They also have a simple chart for your reference:
Or, you can purchase the VCDs in bulk, they called it Power Pack. More value for money I must say. Right now, Faaz only have 3 VCD in the collection; ABC, 123 and music which falls under the age of 2. For me age is just a reference, if you feel you child can appreciate it, why not start early, right?. I plan to purchase Art next, hopefully we'll have more ideas for Faaz's art sessions :)
The BB VCD are available nationwide in video stores such as Speedy Video for RM15.90 or you can purchase them via online. Ehem, ehem, mybbstore is on sale now. Ada discount tau! ;) If you want to get it for RM4 each, paham-paham je la kat mana yer :P
Okla, GTG now, I need to issue some change requests before I can call off the night and officially enjoying my weekend tomorrow. Cee D, your weekend started on Friday 5pm but mine??? 2-3am on Saturday I assumed. Jeles hokey! :P
p.s: Sya, hope this can help you, dear! :)
-credit to: http://www.brainybaby.com-